Minnesota is planning to shut all however considered one of its COVID-19 mass vaccination websites by Aug. 7.
An announcement from Gov. Tim Walz late Friday mentioned the state will deal with the a number of hundred smaller vaccination websites across the state, at pharmacies and healthcare suppliers.
Minnesota Public Radio reviews the state’s COVID-19 vaccination price has been stagnant in current weeks, at about two-thirds of residents 16 and older with no less than one vaccine dose. Well being officers have been turning to small-scale, focused efforts to get the vaccine to extra individuals.
As of Friday the state reported administering greater than 618,000 vaccine doses on the mass vaccination websites since January.
The Mall of America location would be the solely state-run mass vaccination web site to remain open previous the primary week of August.
Beginning Sunday, July 11, the state-run websites in St. Paul, Oakdale, Lino Lakes, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato and St. Cloud will solely supply second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine of their ultimate weeks of operation.
The state-run web site on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Worldwide Airport will supply the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine till it closes in early August.